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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 24, 2012 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

i always enjoyed talking him - was a good dude. obviously something was really wrong, but kinda pisses me off - nice christmas gift to his daughter

RIP Bryan E.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 24, 2012 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

yes Don, so very sad. I went to deadhook to check but...

"Date the ban will be lifted: Never"

You have a grate Christmas Don. Life is precious

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 24, 2012 8:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

for all you old banned Deadhookers, and anyone else who is interested in "knowing" Bryan a bit better

here is "Uncle Pete's" post compiling quotes from Bryan...
THE WISDOM OF BRYANE

If ol' Ben (Franklin) were around these days, he would have said there are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and you'll still find good people still hangin' at the 'hook, regardless of how long you've been MIA. Of course, if ol' Ben were around these days, he'd be 305 years old, too, so it's probably just as well.

If the Dead could play Nah Nah-Nah Nahnah Nah-Nah without playing Hey Jude first, then this, too, should be ok.

98.5% of the time, my favorite version of anything is one that I saw, but I'm 99.3% sure there isn't a copy there of the St. Louis show from '81 that's listenable. Please don't hold me to these statistical figures, either.

I was in severe need of a Terrapin fix a few days ago, and I'm doing much better now.

Take aim, shoot me down, bury me with criticism for being closed-minded. I also read the argument that all the Bay Area bands have always stuck together, and this is just another example of The Dead maintaining that tradition. But that doesn't sway me from the opinion that Metallica does not belong in their repertoire.

When Scarlet Begonias are outlawed, only outlaws will...aw fergit it.

I'm a sucker for tear-jerker movies and watching them will, without fail, make me cry like a little girl. I actually find it to be very therapeutic.

Get a grip on this, pal. I call 'em as I see 'em. If you get worked up enough to respond here, but turn a blind eye to a pejorative term like how "gay" a line in a Dead tune is, then how "cool" are you?

Sorry to piss in y'all's Cheerios or anything, but at the last show I saw (Ratdog-March '08), Victim was excellent.

I got to share an intimate moment with Jerry Garcia once. I was really close to the stage at the Keystone in Berkeley, circa 1978-1979, while Jerry and Reconstruction were cooking up some wicked blues. A lot of guitarists are known for the intensity of their facial expressions while playing, but Jerry isn't necessarily remembered for grimacing as such. But as I stood only a few feet away from him and saw the horrible frown that was twisting his mug, I knew he must be thinking the same thing I was: "Who farted?"

My other four senses are now jealous.

I just love it when someone starts a conversation with "What is wrong with you?" The possibilities are infinite.

And as is so frequently true in our hurried society, it takes something tragic to bring "old friend" together. There are names in this thread that haven't made a appearance in quite some time. It is good to "see" you all, though I wish it were under happier circumstances.
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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 24, 2012 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

Bryan's last FB messege to me >>

September 5
11:44am
Bryan E. Smith

busier than a 1-legged man in an ass-kickin contest lately, so it's taken me a few to respond, which I'll do by sayin, hey man, peace

he included this link >>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgYp9RM2xp8

Peace brother

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Poster: craven714 Date: Dec 24, 2012 9:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

Very upsetting to hear this.
Bryan mutherfukin E. Damn...
I personally cant wait to meet him. I truly do feel for his
wife and daughter though. Again, damn.

And just to use my defense mechanism of humor to hide the
pain: The name of my next band will be called 'The
Banned Dead Hookers'. Please laugh while I cry.

Damn...damn...damn...

(thank you for the word GOP)
RIP Bryan E

edit~ this is what it takes to get dire out of the woodwork?
thats messed up too. wishing you well Don ;}

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 24, 2012 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

Hey C--humor is ALWAYS good...we did this a great deal when my brother pulled this stunt, as did a very, very good friend from childhood...it's sometimes the only response, eh? Like my second thought this morning, after "damn!??", was "...I almost considered it yesterday instead of Christmas shopping..."

Not sure if you were posting much when he was, but he was a great guy--got along with all the "regulars" from the time of the "big push" around here (what I think of as 06-09, just cause I was much more active then). We had gone to the same DEAD show in the Bay Area a number of times in the mid/late 70s.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Dec 27, 2012 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

Sorry WT. I dont mean to slight you. Your response is
always appreciated. Its taken me 3 days to get back to you.
Tis the season, right? I barely have time to wipe my ass
these days (but the lack there-of does keep most people away fortunately) :)

These things happen. Sad to hear about your brother and
other friend. I dont know what to type. Im just glad
you and Bryan got to enjoy the same shows 'together'.
And on your note, Xmas shopping is like a slow death
to me anyways.

I didnt "know" Bryan, but yes, he is missed, and remembered>

~~~~~~~~~~and then the French guy said, "deoderant? whats THAT?!?
dammit, theres that defense mechanism again...
Enjoy your New Year my good man. Peace on Earth.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 27, 2012 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

Ha!!! You were writing THIS as I was writing THAT...[see above]

Have a good one, New Year or otherwise.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Dec 27, 2012 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

I do have a good one. Or so I have been told.
Most sincerely,
The serendipitous poster

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 24, 2012 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

lmao!!! "date the ban....." i remember those - lol.

thanks for the laugh in the midst of this sad news. I hope you are doing well Earl!! Happy Holidays my friend!!

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 24, 2012 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

same to you Don! Yeah, I was at deadhook @ a year ago and didn't post anything (and I was not banned then)

sorry about the asshole comment, grateful fred

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 24, 2012 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

lol - i havent been there in YEARS! god only knows i would be banned again within hours

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Poster: GratefulFred65 Date: Dec 24, 2012 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

For all you "Banned" DeadHookers, please know this. We suffered a server crash earlier this year. Most stuff was eventually restored. Some members were deleted. And we were ALL "banned." (Including me.) It was simply a setting that got changed, but I was unable to go back and change it. I have had to go through memberships one by one and reset them. (With over 11,000 memberships, it's been a wee bit time consuming. I have not been able to get them all.)

There is only one person who I have ever really permanently banned. He knows who he is. (He's still in contact with me daily, and a good friend,)

Anybody who finds themselves banned from DeadHook please let me know! YOU ARE NOT BANNED!! If you can contact me with your username I will gladly go back in and restore you, if possible. (LIke I said, a few memberships were lost entirely and had to re-register.)


BryanE was a well respected member of this community as well as DeadHook. And, from what I understand, pretty much everywhere he went. It's heart-wrenching to know that such a good soul and kind heart suffered so very badly for so very long.

I want to thank everybody who has stepped back over to DeadHook to pay their respects there as well as here. And to invite anybody else back who chooses to. Again, please let me know of any issues with this.

YOU ARE NOT BANNED FROM DEADHOOK.

Peace.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 24, 2012 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

Hey Fred - Happy Holidays!!! I hope all is well with you and yours (and the rest of the deadhook community - some good folk over there)

such a month of loss for the New England community all around. so much suffering for so many families - it all feels like it has hit harder this year.

Peace :)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 24, 2012 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

It's been a hard Christmas around these parts. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost so much recently.

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Poster: GratefulFred65 Date: Dec 24, 2012 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

Thank'y. And to you, as well.

2012 has been a truly fucketty year for a lot of folks. May 2013 ring in a fresh start and much peace........

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Dec 24, 2012 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

One would hope! Banned in Boston, Banned on Deadhook--how are you?

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Poster: GratefulFred65 Date: Dec 24, 2012 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

For all you "Banned" DeadHookers, please know this. We suffered a server crash earlier this year. Most stuff was eventually restored. Some members were deleted. And we were ALL "banned." (Including me.) It was simply a setting that got changed, but I was unable to go back and change it. I have had to go through memberships one by one and reset them. (With over 11,000 memberships, it's been a wee bit time consuming. I have not been able to get them all.)

There is only one person who I have ever really permanently banned. He knows who he is. (He's still in contact with me daily, and a good friend,)

Anybody who finds themselves banned from DeadHook please let me know! YOU ARE NOT BANNED!! If you can contact me with your username I will gladly go back in and restore you, if possible. (LIke I said, a few memberships were lost entirely and had to re-register.)


BryanE was a well respected member of this community as well as DeadHook. And, from what I understand, pretty much everywhere he went. It's heart-wrenching to know that such a good soul and kind heart suffered so very badly for so very long.

I want to thank everybody who has stepped back over to DeadHook to pay their respects there as well as here. And to invite anybody else back who chooses to. Again, please let me know of any issues with this.

YOU ARE NOT BANNED FROM DEADHOOK.

Peace.


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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 24, 2012 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

Hey Fred--thanks for posting; it's indeed very sad news, and yet, I am very heartened to see so many folks I've felt close to over the years show up to express themselves (often the way it goes--if only HE could have felt this beforehand)...

It was great to see Beka over at Hook during my brief lurking this morning...

Keep up the good work over there!

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Poster: GratefulFred65 Date: Dec 24, 2012 10:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

Yes. Sadly, it often takes a death in the family to get a family together.

And I just want everybody to know that, regardless of where you choose to post on the internet and whatnot, we are Deadheads, and therefore we are family. All kind Deadheads are welcomed at DeadHook.

And yes, it's true that, years ago, Brett did ban a lot of people for disagreeing with his view and Love of George W. and all that. There was some strife. But Brett is long gone. The place just kind of fell into my lap. It's totally FredHook now, and I haven't found it necessary to "ban" or even moderate anybody since. (With the one exception.) Even the Willowtreers who split off when Brett was around have come back. And yes, we even have a forum for discussing politics there now. All I ask is that ya be fucking nice. ANd we're Deadheads. We're pretty good at that.

I just really want to clear all that up.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 24, 2012 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

Hey D--you and your gals have a nice one; yup, know what you are thinking, but tough to be too hard on the guy (brother really pissed me off when he did it; best friend--as in BEST; even married one of my sisters--did it too...damn).

Take care dude...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 24, 2012 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

Happy Holidays to you old friend.

One of my old friends hung himself a few years back too - i try not to be hard on it, but the pain suicides leave behind..... a damn selfish act, but my heart does go out to his soul and his family's suffering.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 27, 2012 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

imo, I do wonder if prescription psychotropic drugs played a part. It just seems sooo unreal that he would sanely pick suicide, let alone the way he did it - to be found by his family - hanging :(

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 27, 2012 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

This is one of the more common means (ugh, I know; but because I have been through this with relatives, have learned a great deal more than I EVER wanted to). EG, my best friend, bro in law, returned to his PARENTS, and hung himself in THEIR living room, so they'd find him on returning from one of their many trips abroad (no judgement there, just facts). He was CLEARLY making a statement that is, IMHO, a clear contradiction of your inference, if you follow me (ie, for reasons you and I cannot understand, he wanted to have them hurt the way he did, and purposefully achieved that, eh?).

Crap--hard not to be pissed at these folks; the only ones I've known well are the ones that do it this way (can't fail; not the ones in movies that are a "cry for help" that don't really want to die...these folks do, and do it efficiently, and v effectively). Gun, rope or car in the garage...

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Poster: tinasmith Date: Jan 14, 2013 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

I dont believe Bryan wanted to hurt us...I think he thought we would be better off without him..

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 14, 2013 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

You know and I believe you.

I am not one usually to say this b/c it sounds trite (and frankly self-centered), but I pray prayers of healing for you and your child many times a day. I fervently hope that you have support. I hope for strength for you at your weakest moments (and they are just that, moments). I hope in the long nights that you will feel the many people who love and care for you both. I am so sorry he is gone. You are in the valley now, but though you may never completely lose sight (or feel or touch) of this time, you will not always suffer so. My heart breaks that you do.

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Poster: tinasmith Date: Jan 14, 2013 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

you are so kind...I had to respond to a post about Bryan....Because please dont get Bryan confused with his mental illness..In all my years with him I never once wondered if he loved me....not alot of people can say that

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 14, 2013 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

>In all my years with him I never once wondered if he loved me....not alot of people can say that.

That is so (sadly) true. Such love is beyond beauty and grace. No language can come near to what the scope of what such love means or feels.

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Poster: tinasmith Date: Jan 13, 2013 11:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

I have to wonder to....he had recently started taking paxil

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Mar 22, 2013 4:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

The use of Paxil could well have been connected to Byran taking his life.
Imo, the best approach to antidepressants: Don't start taking them.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter-breggin/fda-warns-that-paxil-make_b_21388.html

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